Google Music vs. Itunes & Amazon [infographic]

December 8, 2012 |  by  |  Music, Tech  |  1 Comment
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Hooray! I get to post a completely pro-Google infographic! If you don’t know, I love Google and hate Apple, mainly because of Apple’s uncanny ability to milk every last penny out of their customer base. Google, once again, has produced one of the greatest mobile apps, for completely free.

Google Music is a free music cloud storage and streaming solution. When I first heard of Google Music, I could not believe it. Free streaming of my entire 15,000+ song library? I’m there. Not only that, Google Music’s app works 99% of the time, even with slow internet.

Now I’m not going to say that my Google Music app will be obsolete soon, but it will. I’m sure I’ll be making the switch to Spotify Mobile shortly. Not because I don’t like my Google, but when entertaining as many new musical artists as I do, all the downloading and record storing takes up too much time. I’m getting older now and I don’t have time to hipster out on obscure music blogs all day. I need a service that can do some of the work for me with similar artist functions and app capabilities. I’m sorry to all you online music stores, instant music streaming is the only option for the future. Now I just can’t wait until Google comes out with a free version of Spotify Mobile. [Via]

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The Walking Dead [infographic]

December 7, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  4 Comments
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I bet there are a buch of Walking Dead fans out there. I am one myself and I could’t be more happy with the third season thus far. After an amazing series premiere a few years ago, The Walking Dead has gone directly down hill with one of the worst second seasons of a series I’ve ever witnessed.

The first episode of the third season turned that opinion on its head. There was action, drama, interesting new characters and they killed off all the bad ones, but most importantly, there were zombies. Tons of them. The first episode wasn’t a fluke either, every episode was entertaining and I’ve heard its partially due to the story following the original comic more closely. Although I do get a Jericho vibe because of the claustrophobic camera shots and characters uncanny ability to heal incredibly fast, it is stil very worth my time. Whatever the writers are doing this time around better stick tight for the 2nd half of the third season.

I have always had the opinion that there is enough room for another zombie show, I’d love nothing more than HBO to take a crack at it. The Walking Dead is all we have at the moment and it isn’t something to complain about. Take a look at today’s infographic and you may start rethinking your opinion on the most badass character. [Via]

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Does Music Make You Smarter? [infographic]

December 6, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Music  |  1 Comment
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Does music really make you smarter? I personally think so. Some of the smartest people I know are music majors. Music requires not only the creativity and maturity to make it¬†beautiful, it also requires some decent knowledge in math as well. Music involves counting beats and measures, and within that, sub-dividing those beats, like fractions. You must multitask between reading/playing the music, and looking at the conductor from time to time. It is all a very complex process that stimulates different parts of the brain at the same time. Perhaps that is why musicians are “smarter” than the average person. [via]

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Butter is Good for You? [infographic]

December 5, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Mind-Blowing  |  8 Comments
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I love butter. Its delicious, but I didn’t know there were so many different types. I used to think only salted and unsalted butter existed and I still never knew the difference. (Okay.. I guess one has salt..) Now it seems butter has taken the advice from beef and started going grass-fed.

Ready for me to blow your mind? Grass-fed butter has Omega-3s, CLAs, antioxidants and its even chocked full of vitamins. Another stat that I can barely conceive is the relation of butter consumption from 1910 to 2000. Butter consumption back in the day was 18 pounds per capita (holy crap) compared to only 4 pounds per capita now. The unbelievable part of this is that heart disease was less than 10% of the population in 1910. Now almost half of the population dies due to heart problems.

Why has butter consumption dropped but heart health declined? Maybe there isn’t a correlation between the two. Did you know saturated fat has never actually been linked to heart disease? I didn’t. It seems like trans fat is the heart killer in this situation and that saturated fat I was talking about? Its actually good for you.

Butyrate is a short-chain saturated fat found in butter. It it has also been proven to help lab rats with a plethora of health problems and can help to reduce swelling in humans. Butter has and always will be apart of our life. Don’t be afraid of it. If you want to be more healthy maybe just stop going to drive-throughs. [Via]

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No Kidding Around [infographic]

December 4, 2012 |  by  |  Education  |  No Comments
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Education is expensive. As a recent college grad with a shiny, expensive diploma, I realize that my four years of studying (and eating tiffs treats and torchys) were important and expensive. Having a degree opens doors, provides you with opportunity, and refines your taste for tacos. While I appreciate my college degree, my time in daycare isn’t so well remembered. I know that my time in daycare allowed my mom to go back to work, that I learned the “Rockin’ Robin” song in music class, and that my little brother needed my constant attention once he was old enough to attend.

Daycare costs are rising quickly, and eclipsing the cost of four-year public education at a college or university. In some cities, namely Washington DC, the cost of chid care is $10,000 more than the cost of a public college education. This places a huge burden on working parents. American children spend an average of 35 hours in child care a week. With my recent-grad salary, I am thankful to not be looking for child care, but the rising cost of child care is a burden to many. Are you paying high amounts for child care? Have you found ways to save money, while staying at work? We would love your insights! [Via]

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